Freedom of Religion in Schools

There are literally thousands of instances across America where public school children are prohibited from exercising their constitutional rights to religious freedom.

The Supreme Court determined in 1971, in the Tinker Case, that a child does not lose their rights when they enter a classroom. They can pray, they can mention the name of Jesus, they can have equal access for a Bible class like other groups have, and they can rally round the flag.

The problem is, most school administrators still don’t know this. They have been intimidated by the ACLU that tells them all of this is forbidden.

In Bradford, Penn. A student asked permission to post little signs around the flag pole showing their commitment to abstinence. The Principal would not allow it, siting the erroneous interpretation of the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment.

The American Center for Law and Justice wrote a letter to the principal telling him what the student’s rights were. He not only recanted, he supported it enthusiastically. He just needed the truth to make the right decision. The Bible says, you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

This is Nina May and the Renaissance Women, celebrating liberty.